BILL NUMBER: AB 854	CHAPTERED
	BILL TEXT

	CHAPTER  163
	FILED WITH SECRETARY OF STATE  JULY 30, 2007
	APPROVED BY GOVERNOR  JULY 30, 2007
	PASSED THE SENATE  JULY 9, 2007
	PASSED THE ASSEMBLY  JULY 20, 2007
	AMENDED IN SENATE  MAY 29, 2007
	AMENDED IN ASSEMBLY  APRIL 26, 2007
	AMENDED IN ASSEMBLY  APRIL 10, 2007

INTRODUCED BY   Assembly Member Keene

                        FEBRUARY 22, 2007

   An act to amend Sections 12001, 12073, 12078 and 12132 of the
Penal Code, relating to firearms.


	LEGISLATIVE COUNSEL'S DIGEST


   AB 854, Keene. Firearms.
   Existing law generally regulates the transfer of firearms.
Existing law also provides various exceptions to these requirements.
   This bill would provide exceptions to various requirements in
connection with the transfer of firearms in the case of transfers,
including loans, to consultant-evaluators, as defined. The bill would
also make technical, nonsubstantive changes, and state the intent of
the Legislature relative to the purposes of the bill.



THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF CALIFORNIA DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS:

  SECTION 1.  Section 12001 of the Penal Code is amended to read:
   12001.  (a) (1) As used in this title, the terms "pistol,"
"revolver," and "firearm capable of being concealed upon the person"
shall apply to and include any device designed to be used as a
weapon, from which is expelled a projectile by the force of any
explosion, or other form of combustion, and that has a barrel less
than 16 inches in length. These terms also include any device that
has a barrel 16 inches or more in length which is designed to be
interchanged with a barrel less than 16 inches in length.
   (2) As used in this title, the term "handgun" means any "pistol,"
"revolver," or "firearm capable of being concealed upon the person."
   (b) As used in this title, "firearm" means any device, designed to
be used as a weapon, from which is expelled through a barrel, a
projectile by the force of any explosion or other form of combustion.

   (c) As used in Sections 12021, 12021.1, 12070, 12071, 12072,
12073, 12078, 12101, and 12801 of this code, and Sections 8100, 8101,
and 8103 of the Welfare and Institutions Code, the term "firearm"
includes the frame or receiver of the weapon.
   (d) For the purposes of Sections 12025 and 12031, the term
"firearm" also shall include any rocket, rocket propelled projectile
launcher, or similar device containing any explosive or incendiary
material whether or not the device is designed for emergency or
distress signaling purposes.
   (e) For purposes of Sections 12070, 12071, and paragraph (8) of
subdivision (a), and subdivisions (b), (c), (d), and (f) of Section
12072, the term "firearm" does not include an unloaded firearm that
is defined as an "antique firearm" in Section 921(a)(16) of Title 18
of the United States Code.
   (f) Nothing shall prevent a device defined as a "handgun,"
"pistol," "revolver," or "firearm capable of being concealed upon the
person" from also being found to be a short-barreled shotgun or a
short-barreled rifle, as defined in Section 12020.
   (g) For purposes of Sections 12551 and 12552, the term "BB device"
means any instrument that expels a projectile, such as a BB or a
pellet, not exceeding 6mm caliber, through the force of air pressure,
gas pressure, or spring action, or any spot marker gun.
   (h) As used in this title, "wholesaler" means any person who is
licensed as a dealer pursuant to Chapter 44 (commencing with Section
921) of Title 18 of the United States Code and the regulations issued
pursuant thereto who sells, transfers, or assigns firearms, or parts
of firearms, to persons who are licensed as manufacturers,
importers, or gunsmiths pursuant to Chapter 44 (commencing with
Section 921) of Title 18 of the United States Code, or persons
licensed pursuant to Section 12071, and includes persons who receive
finished parts of firearms and assemble them into completed or
partially completed firearms in furtherance of that purpose.
   "Wholesaler" shall not include a manufacturer, importer, or
gunsmith who is licensed to engage in those activities pursuant to
Chapter 44 (commencing with Section 921) of Title 18 of the United
States Code or a person licensed pursuant to Section 12071 and the
regulations issued pursuant thereto. A wholesaler also does not
include those persons dealing exclusively in grips, stocks, and other
parts of firearms that are not frames or receivers thereof.
   (i) As used in Section 12071 or 12072, "application to purchase"
means any of the following:
   (1) The initial completion of the register by the purchaser,
transferee, or person being loaned the firearm as required by
subdivision (b) of Section 12076.
   (2) The initial completion and transmission to the department of
the record of electronic or telephonic transfer by the dealer on the
purchaser, transferee, or person being loaned the firearm as required
by subdivision (c) of Section 12076.
   (j) For purposes of Section 12023, a firearm shall be deemed to be
"loaded" whenever both the firearm and the unexpended ammunition
capable of being discharged from the firearm are in the immediate
possession of the same person.
   (k) For purposes of Sections 12021, 12021.1, 12025, 12070, 12072,
12073, 12078, 12101, and 12801 of this code, and Sections 8100, 8101,
and 8103 of the Welfare and Institutions Code, notwithstanding the
fact that the term "any firearm" may be used in those sections, each
firearm or the frame or receiver of the same shall constitute a
distinct and separate offense under those sections.
   () For purposes of Section 12020, a violation of that section as
to each firearm, weapon, or device enumerated therein shall
constitute a distinct and separate offense.
   (m) Each application that requires any firearms eligibility
determination involving the issuance of any license, permit, or
certificate pursuant to this title shall include two copies of the
applicant's fingerprints on forms prescribed by the Department of
Justice. One copy of the fingerprints may be submitted to the United
States Federal Bureau of Investigation.
   (n) As used in this chapter, a "personal handgun importer" means
an individual who meets all of the following criteria:
   (1) He or she is not a person licensed pursuant to Section 12071.
   (2) He or she is not a licensed manufacturer of firearms pursuant
to Chapter 44 (commencing with Section 921) of Title 18 of the United
States Code.
   (3) He or she is not a licensed importer of firearms pursuant to
Chapter 44 (commencing with Section 921) of Title 18 of the United
States Code and the regulations issued pursuant thereto.
   (4) He or she is the owner of a handgun.
   (5) He or she acquired that handgun outside of California.
   (6) He or she moves into this state on or after January 1, 1998,
as a resident of this state.
   (7) He or she intends to possess that handgun within this state on
or after January 1, 1998.
   (8) The handgun was not delivered to him or her by a person
licensed pursuant to Section 12071 who delivered that firearm
following the procedures set forth in Section 12071 and subdivision
(c) of Section 12072.
   (9) He or she, while a resident of this state, had not previously
reported his or her ownership of that handgun to the Department of
Justice in a manner prescribed by the department that included
information concerning him or her and a description of the firearm.
   (10) The handgun is not a firearm that is prohibited by
subdivision (a) of Section 12020.
   (11) The handgun is not an assault weapon, as defined in Section
12276 or 12276.1.
   (12) The handgun is not a machinegun, as defined in Section 12200.

   (13) The person is 18 years of age or older.
   (o) For purposes of paragraph (6) of subdivision (n):
   (1) Except as provided in paragraph (2), residency shall be
determined in the same manner as is the case for establishing
residency pursuant to Section 12505 of the Vehicle Code.
   (2) In the case of members of the Armed Forces of the United
States, residency shall be deemed to be established when he or she
was discharged from active service in this state.
   (p) As used in this code, "basic firearms safety certificate"
means a certificate issued by the Department of Justice pursuant to
Article 8 (commencing with Section 12800) of Chapter 6 of Title 2 of
Part 4, prior to January 1, 2003.
   (q) As used in this code, "handgun safety certificate" means a
certificate issued by the Department of Justice pursuant to Article 8
(commencing with Section 12800) of Chapter 6 of Title 2 of Part 4,
as that article is operative on or after January 1, 2003.
   (r) As used in this title, "gunsmith" means any person who is
licensed as a dealer pursuant to Chapter 44 (commencing with Section
921) of Title 18 of the United States Code and the regulations issued
pursuant thereto, who is engaged primarily in the business of
repairing firearms, or making or fitting special barrels, stocks, or
trigger mechanisms to firearms, or the agent or employee of that
person.
   (s) As used in this title, "consultant-evaluator" means a
consultant or evaluator who, in the course of his or her profession
is loaned firearms from a person licensed pursuant to Chapter 44
(commencing with Section 921) of Title 18 of the United States Code
and the regulations issued pursuant thereto, for his or her research
or evaluation, and has a current certificate of eligibility issued to
him or her pursuant to Section 12071.
  SEC. 2.  Section 12073 of the Penal Code is amended to read:
   12073.  (a) As required by the Department of Justice, every dealer
shall keep a register or record of electronic or telephonic transfer
in which shall be entered the information prescribed in Section
12077.
   (b) This section shall not apply to any of the following
transactions:
   (1) The delivery, sale, or transfer of an unloaded firearm that is
not a handgun by a dealer to another dealer upon proof of compliance
with the requirements of paragraph (1) of subdivision (f) of Section
12072.
   (2) The delivery, sale, or transfer of an unloaded firearm by a
dealer to another dealer if that firearm is intended as merchandise
in the receiving dealer's business upon proof of compliance with the
requirements of paragraph (1) of subdivision (f) of Section 12072.
   (3) The delivery, sale, or transfer of an unloaded firearm by a
dealer to a person licensed as an importer or manufacturer pursuant
to Chapter 44 (commencing with Section 921) of Title 18 of the United
States Code and any regulations issued pursuant thereto.
   (4) The delivery, sale, or transfer of an unloaded firearm by a
dealer who sells, transfers, or delivers the firearm to a person who
resides outside this state who is licensed pursuant to Chapter 44
(commencing with Section 921) of Title 18 of the United States Code
and any regulations issued pursuant thereto.
   (5) The delivery, sale, or transfer of an unloaded firearm by a
dealer to a wholesaler if that firearm is being returned to the
wholesaler and is intended as merchandise in the wholesaler's
business.
   (6) The delivery, sale, or transfer of an unloaded firearm that is
not a handgun by a dealer to himself or herself.
   (7) The loan of an unloaded firearm by a dealer who also operates
a target facility which holds a business or regulatory license on the
premises of the building designated in the license or whose building
designated in the license is on the premises of any club or
organization organized for the purpose of practicing shooting at
targets upon established ranges, whether public or private, to a
person at that target facility or club or organization, if the
firearm is kept at all times within the premises of the target range
or on the premises of the club or organization.
   (8) The delivery of an unloaded firearm by a dealer to a gunsmith
for service or repair.
   (9) The return of an unloaded firearm to the owner of that firearm
by a dealer, if the owner initially delivered the firearm to the
dealer for service or repair.
   (10) The loan of an unloaded firearm by a dealer to a person who
possesses a valid entertainment firearms permit issued pursuant to
Section 12081, for use solely as a prop in a motion picture,
television, video, theatrical, or other entertainment production or
event.
   (11) The loan of an unloaded firearm by a dealer to a
consultant-evaluator, if the loan does not exceed 45 days from the
date of delivery of the firearm by the dealer to the
consultant-evaluator.
   (c) A violation of this section is a misdemeanor.
  SEC. 3.  Section 12078 of the Penal Code is amended to read:
   12078.  (a) (1) The waiting periods described in Sections 12071
and 12072 shall not apply to the deliveries, transfers, or sales of
firearms made to persons properly identified as full-time paid peace
officers as defined in Chapter 4.5 (commencing with Section 830) of
Title 3 of Part 2, provided that the peace officers are authorized by
their employer to carry firearms while in the performance of their
duties. Proper identification is defined as verifiable written
certification from the head of the agency by which the purchaser or
transferee is employed, identifying the purchaser or transferee as a
peace officer who is authorized to carry firearms while in the
performance of his or her duties, and authorizing the purchase or
transfer. The certification shall be delivered to the dealer at the
time of purchase or transfer and the purchaser or transferee shall
identify himself or herself as the person authorized in the
certification. The dealer shall keep the certification with the
record of sale. On the date that the delivery, sale, or transfer is
made, the dealer delivering the firearm shall transmit to the
Department of Justice an electronic or telephonic report of the
transaction as is indicated in subdivision (b) or (c) of Section
12077.
   (2) Subdivision (b) of Section 12801 and the preceding provisions
of this article do not apply to deliveries, transfers, or sales of
firearms made to authorized law enforcement representatives of
cities, counties, cities and counties, or state or federal
governments for exclusive use by those governmental agencies if,
prior to the delivery, transfer, or sale of these firearms, written
authorization from the head of the agency authorizing the transaction
is presented to the person from whom the purchase, delivery, or
transfer is being made. Proper written authorization is defined as
verifiable written certification from the head of the agency by which
the purchaser or transferee is employed, identifying the employee as
an individual authorized to conduct the transaction, and authorizing
the transaction for the exclusive use of the agency by which he or
she is employed. Within 10 days of the date a handgun is acquired by
the agency, a record of the same shall be entered as an institutional
weapon into the Automated Firearms System (AFS) via the California
Law Enforcement Telecommunications System (CLETS) by the law
enforcement or state agency. Those agencies without access to AFS
shall arrange with the sheriff of the county in which the agency is
located to input this information via this system.
   (3) Subdivision (b) of Section 12801 and the preceding provisions
of this article do not apply to the loan of a firearm made by an
authorized law enforcement representative of a city, county, or city
and county, or the state or federal government to a peace officer
employed by that agency and authorized to carry a firearm for the
carrying and use of that firearm by that peace officer in the course
and scope of his or her duties.
   (4) Subdivision (b) of Section 12801 and the preceding provisions
of this article do not apply to the delivery, sale, or transfer of a
firearm by a law enforcement agency to a peace officer pursuant to
Section 10334 of the Public Contract Code. Within 10 days of the date
that a handgun is sold, delivered, or transferred pursuant to
Section 10334 of the Public Contract Code to that peace officer, the
name of the officer and the make, model, serial number, and other
identifying characteristics of the firearm being sold, transferred,
or delivered shall be entered into the Automated Firearms System
(AFS) via the California Law Enforcement Telecommunications System
(CLETS) by the law enforcement or state agency that sold,
transferred, or delivered the firearm. Those agencies without access
to AFS shall arrange with the sheriff of the county in which the
agency is located to input this information via this system.
   (5) Subdivision (b) of Section 12801 and the preceding provisions
of this article do not apply to the delivery, sale, or transfer of a
firearm by a law enforcement agency to a retiring peace officer who
is authorized to carry a firearm pursuant to Section 12027.1. Within
10 days of the date that a handgun is sold, delivered, or transferred
to that retiring peace officer, the name of the officer and the
make, model, serial number, and other identifying characteristics of
the firearm being sold, transferred, or delivered shall be entered
into the Automated Firearms System (AFS) via the California Law
Enforcement Telecommunications System (CLETS) by the law enforcement
or state agency that sold, transferred, or delivered the firearm.
Those agencies without access to AFS shall arrange with the sheriff
of the county in which the agency is located to input this
information via this system.
   (6) Subdivision (d) of Section 12072 and subdivision (b) of
Section 12801 do not apply to sales, deliveries, or transfers of
firearms to authorized representatives of cities, cities and
counties, counties, or state or federal governments for those
governmental agencies where the entity is acquiring the weapon as
part of an authorized, voluntary program where the entity is buying
or receiving weapons from private individuals. Any weapons acquired
pursuant to this paragraph shall be disposed of pursuant to the
applicable provisions of Section 12028 or 12032.
   (7) Subdivision (d) of Section 12072 and subdivision (b) of
Section 12801 shall not apply to the sale, loan, delivery, or
transfer of a firearm made by an authorized law enforcement
representative of a city, county, city and county, state, or the
federal government to any public or private nonprofit historical
society, museum, or institutional collection or the purchase or
receipt of that firearm by that public or private nonprofit
historical society, museum, or institutional collection if all of the
following conditions are met:
   (A) The entity receiving the firearm is open to the public.
   (B) The firearm prior to delivery is deactivated or rendered
inoperable.
   (C) The firearm is not subject to Section 12028, 12028.5, 12030,
or 12032.
   (D) The firearm is not prohibited by other provisions of law from
being sold, delivered, or transferred to the public at large.
   (E) Prior to delivery, the entity receiving the firearm submits a
written statement to the law enforcement representative stating that
the firearm will not be restored to operating condition, and will
either remain with that entity, or if subsequently disposed of, will
be transferred in accordance with the applicable provisions of this
article and, if applicable, Section 12801.
   (F) Within 10 days of the date that the firearm is sold, loaned,
delivered, or transferred to that entity, the name of the government
entity delivering the firearm, and the make, model, serial number,
and other identifying characteristics of the firearm and the name of
the person authorized by the entity to take possession of the firearm
shall be reported to the department in a manner prescribed by the
department.
   (G) In the event of a change in the status of the designated
representative, the entity shall notify the department of a new
representative within 30 days.
   (8) Subdivision (d) of Section 12072 and subdivision (b) of
Section 12801 shall not apply to the sale, loan, delivery, or
transfer of a firearm made by any person other than a representative
of an authorized law enforcement agency to any public or private
nonprofit historical society, museum, or institutional collection if
all of the following conditions are met:
   (A) The entity receiving the firearm is open to the public.
   (B) The firearm is deactivated or rendered inoperable prior to
delivery.
   (C) The firearm is not of a type prohibited from being sold,
delivered, or transferred to the public.
   (D) Prior to delivery, the entity receiving the firearm submits a
written statement to the person selling, loaning, or transferring the
firearm stating that the firearm will not be restored to operating
condition, and will either remain with that entity, or if
subsequently disposed of, will be transferred in accordance with the
applicable provisions of this article and, if applicable, Section
12801.
   (E) If title to a handgun is being transferred to the public or
private nonprofit historical society, museum, or institutional
collection, then the designated representative of that public or
private historical society, museum or institutional collection within
30 days of taking possession of that handgun, shall forward by
prepaid mail or deliver in person to the Department of Justice, a
single report signed by both parties to the transaction, that
includes information identifying the person representing that public
or private historical society, museum, or institutional collection,
how title was obtained and from whom, and a description of the
firearm in question, along with a copy of the written statement
referred to in subparagraph (D). The report forms that are to be
completed pursuant to this paragraph shall be provided by the
Department of Justice.
   (F) In the event of a change in the status of the designated
representative, the entity shall notify the department of a new
representative within 30 days.
   (b) (1)  Section 12071, subdivisions (c) and (d) of Section 12072,
and subdivision (b) of Section 12801 shall not apply to deliveries,
sales, or transfers of firearms between or to importers and
manufacturers of firearms licensed to engage in that business
pursuant to Chapter 44 (commencing with Section 921) of Title 18 of
the United States Code and the regulations issued pursuant thereto.
   (2) Subdivision (b) of Section 12801 shall not apply to the
delivery, sale, or transfer of a handgun to a person licensed
pursuant to Section 12071, where the licensee is receiving the
handgun in the course and scope of his or her activities as a person
licensed pursuant to Section 12071.
   (c) (1) Subdivision (d) of Section 12072 shall not apply to the
infrequent transfer of a firearm that is not a handgun by gift,
bequest, intestate succession, or other means by one individual to
another if both individuals are members of the same immediate family.

   (2) Subdivision (d) of Section 12072 shall not apply to the
infrequent transfer of a handgun by gift, bequest, intestate
succession, or other means by one individual to another if both
individuals are members of the same immediate family and all of the
following conditions are met:
   (A) The person to whom the firearm is transferred shall, within 30
days of taking possession of the firearm, forward by prepaid mail or
deliver in person to the Department of Justice, a report that
includes information concerning the individual taking possession of
the firearm, how title was obtained and from whom, and a description
of the firearm in question. The report forms that individuals
complete pursuant to this paragraph shall be provided to them by the
Department of Justice.
   (B) The person taking title to the firearm shall first obtain a
handgun safety certificate.
   (C) The person receiving the firearm is 18 years of age or older.
   (3) As used in this subdivision, "immediate family member" means
any one of the following relationships:
   (A) Parent and child.
   (B) Grandparent and grandchild.
   (d) (1) Subdivision (d) of Section 12072 shall not apply to the
infrequent loan of firearms between persons who are personally known
to each other for any lawful purpose, if the loan does not exceed 30
days in duration and, when the firearm is a handgun, commencing
January 1, 2003, the individual being loaned the handgun has a valid
handgun safety certificate.
   (2) Subdivision (d) of Section 12072, and subdivision (b) of
Section 12801 shall not apply to the loan of a firearm where all of
the following conditions exist:
   (A) The person loaning the firearm is at all times within the
presence of the person being loaned the firearm.
   (B) The loan is for a lawful purpose.
   (C) The loan does not exceed three days in duration.
   (D) The individual receiving the firearm is not prohibited from
owning or possessing a firearm pursuant to Section 12021 or 12021.1
of this code, or by Section 8100 or 8103 of the Welfare and
Institutions Code.
   (E) The person loaning the firearm is 18 years of age or older.
   (F) The person being loaned the firearm is 18 years of age or
older.
   (e)  Section 12071, subdivisions (c) and (d) of Section 12072, and
subdivision (b) of Section 12801 shall not apply to the delivery of
a firearm to a gunsmith for service or repair, or to the return of
the firearm to its owner by the gunsmith.
   (f) Subdivision (d) of Section 12072 and subdivision (b) of
Section 12801 shall not apply to the sale, delivery, or transfer of
firearms by persons who reside in this state to persons who reside
outside this state who are licensed pursuant to Chapter 44
(commencing with Section 921) of Title 18 of the United States Code
and the regulations issued pursuant thereto, if the sale, delivery,
or transfer is in accordance with Chapter 44 (commencing with Section
921) of Title 18 of the United States Code and the regulations
issued pursuant thereto.
   (g) (1) Subdivision (d) of Section 12072 shall not apply to the
infrequent sale or transfer of a firearm, other than a handgun, at
auctions or similar events conducted by nonprofit mutual or public
benefit corporations organized pursuant to the Corporations Code.
   As used in this paragraph, the term "infrequent" shall not be
construed to prohibit different local chapters of the same nonprofit
corporation from conducting auctions or similar events, provided the
individual local chapter conducts the auctions or similar events
infrequently. It is the intent of the Legislature that different
local chapters, representing different localities, be entitled to
invoke the exemption created by this paragraph, notwithstanding the
frequency with which other chapters of the same nonprofit corporation
may conduct auctions or similar events.
   (2) Subdivision (d) of Section 12072 shall not apply to the
transfer of a firearm other than a handgun, if the firearm is donated
for an auction or similar event described in paragraph (1) and the
firearm is delivered to the nonprofit corporation immediately
preceding, or contemporaneous with, the auction or similar event.
   (3) The waiting period described in Sections 12071 and 12072 shall
not apply to a dealer who delivers a firearm other than a handgun at
an auction or similar event described in paragraph (1), as
authorized by subparagraph (C) of paragraph (1) of subdivision (b) of
Section 12071. Within two business days of completion of the
application to purchase, the dealer shall forward by prepaid mail to
the Department of Justice a report of the same as is indicated in
subdivision (c) of Section 12077. If the electronic or telephonic
transfer of applicant information is used, within two business days
of completion of the application to purchase, the dealer delivering
the firearm shall transmit to the Department of Justice an electronic
or telephonic report of the same as is indicated in subdivision (c)
of Section 12077.
                   (h) Subdivision (d) of Section 12072 and
subdivision (b) of Section 12801 shall not apply to the loan of a
firearm to a person 18 years of age or older for the purposes of
shooting at targets if the loan occurs on the premises of a target
facility that holds a business or regulatory license or on the
premises of any club or organization organized for the purposes of
practicing shooting at targets upon established ranges, whether
public or private, if the firearm is at all times kept within the
premises of the target range or on the premises of the club or
organization.
   (i) (1) Subdivision (d) of Section 12072 shall not apply to a
person who takes title or possession of a firearm that is not a
handgun by operation of law if the person is not prohibited by
Section 12021 or 12021.1 of this code or Section 8100 or 8103 of the
Welfare and Institutions Code from possessing firearms.
   (2) Subdivision (d) of Section 12072 shall not apply to a person
who takes title or possession of a handgun by operation of law if the
person is not prohibited by Section 12021 or 12021.1 of this code or
Section 8100 or 8103 of the Welfare and Institutions Code from
possessing firearms and all of the following conditions are met:
   (A) If the person taking title or possession is neither a levying
officer as defined in Section 481.140, 511.060, or 680.210 of the
Code of Civil Procedure, nor a person who is receiving that firearm
pursuant to subparagraph (G), (I), or (J) of paragraph (2) of
subdivision (u), the person shall, within 30 days of taking
possession, forward by prepaid mail or deliver in person to the
Department of Justice, a report of information concerning the
individual taking possession of the firearm, how title or possession
was obtained and from whom, and a description of the firearm in
question. The reports that individuals complete pursuant to this
paragraph shall be provided to them by the department.
   (B) If the person taking title or possession is receiving the
firearm pursuant to subparagraph (G) of paragraph (2) of subdivision
(u), the person shall do both of the following:
   (i) Within 30 days of taking possession, forward by prepaid mail
or deliver in person to the department, a report of information
concerning the individual taking possession of the firearm, how title
or possession was obtained and from whom, and a description of the
firearm in question. The reports that individuals complete pursuant
to this paragraph shall be provided to them by the department.
   (ii) Prior to taking title or possession of the firearm, the
person shall obtain a handgun safety certificate.
   (C) Where the person receiving title or possession of the handgun
is a person described in subparagraph (I) of paragraph (2) of
subdivision (u), on the date that the person is delivered the
firearm, the name and other information concerning the person taking
possession of the firearm, how title or possession of the firearm was
obtained and from whom, and a description of the firearm by make,
model, serial number, and other identifying characteristics, shall be
entered into the Automated Firearms System (AFS) via the California
Law Enforcement Telecommunications System (CLETS) by the law
enforcement or state agency that transferred or delivered the
firearm. Those agencies without access to AFS shall arrange with the
sheriff of the county in which the agency is located to input this
information via this system.
   (D) Where the person receiving title or possession of the handgun
is a person described in subparagraph (J) of paragraph (2) of
subdivision (u), on the date that the person is delivered the
firearm, the name and other information concerning the person taking
possession of the firearm, how title or possession of the firearm was
obtained and from whom, and a description of the firearm by make,
model, serial number, and other identifying characteristics, shall be
entered into the AFS via the CLETS by the law enforcement or state
agency that transferred or delivered the firearm. Those agencies
without access to AFS shall arrange with the sheriff of the county in
which the agency is located to input this information via this
system. In addition, that law enforcement agency shall not deliver
that handgun to the person referred to in this subparagraph unless,
prior to the delivery of the same, the person presents proof to the
agency that he or she is the holder of a handgun safety certificate.
   (3) Subdivision (d) of Section 12072 shall not apply to a person
who takes possession of a firearm by operation of law in a
representative capacity who subsequently transfers ownership of the
firearm to himself or herself in his or her individual capacity. In
the case of a handgun, the individual shall obtain a handgun safety
certificate prior to transferring ownership to himself or herself, or
taking possession of a handgun in an individual capacity.
   (j) Subdivision (d) of Section 12072 and subdivision (b) of
Section 12801 shall not apply to deliveries, transfers, or returns of
firearms made pursuant to Section 12021.3, 12028, 12028.5, or 12030.

   (k) Section 12071, subdivision (c) of Section 12072, and
subdivision (b) of Section 12801 shall not apply to any of the
following:
   (1) The delivery, sale, or transfer of unloaded firearms that are
not handguns by a dealer to another dealer upon proof of compliance
with the requirements of paragraph (1) of subdivision (f) of Section
12072.
   (2) The delivery, sale, or transfer of unloaded firearms by
dealers to persons who reside outside this state who are licensed
pursuant to Chapter 44 (commencing with Section 921) of Title 18 of
the United States Code and the regulations issued pursuant thereto.
   (3) The delivery, sale, or transfer of unloaded firearms to a
wholesaler if the firearms are being returned to the wholesaler and
are intended as merchandise in the wholesaler's business.
   (4) The delivery, sale, or transfer of unloaded firearms by one
dealer to another dealer if the firearms are intended as merchandise
in the receiving dealer's business upon proof of compliance with the
requirements of paragraph (1) of subdivision (f) of Section 12072.
   (5) The delivery, sale, or transfer of an unloaded firearm that is
not a handgun by a dealer to himself or herself.
   (6) The loan of an unloaded firearm by a dealer who also operates
a target facility that holds a business or regulatory license on the
premises of the building designated in the license or whose building
designated in the license is on the premises of any club or
organization organized for the purposes of practicing shooting at
targets upon established ranges, whether public or private, to a
person at that target facility or that club or organization, if the
firearm is at all times kept within the premises of the target range
or on the premises of the club or organization.
   () A person who is exempt from subdivision (d) of Section 12072 or
is otherwise not required by law to report his or her acquisition,
ownership, or disposal of a handgun or who moves out of this state
with his or her handgun may submit a report of the same to the
Department of Justice in a format prescribed by the department.
   (m) Subdivision (d) of Section 12072 and subdivision (b) of
Section 12801 shall not apply to the delivery, sale, or transfer of
unloaded firearms to a wholesaler as merchandise in the wholesaler's
business by manufacturers or importers licensed to engage in that
business pursuant to Chapter 44 (commencing with Section 921) of
Title 18 of the United States Code and the regulations issued
pursuant thereto, or by another wholesaler, if the delivery, sale, or
transfer is made in accordance with Chapter 44 (commencing with
Section 921) of Title 18 of the United States Code.
   (n) (1) The waiting period described in Section 12071 or 12072
shall not apply to the delivery, sale, or transfer of a handgun by a
dealer in either of the following situations:
   (A) The dealer is delivering the firearm to another dealer and it
is not intended as merchandise in the receiving dealer's business.
   (B) The dealer is delivering the firearm to himself or herself and
it is not intended as merchandise in his or her business.
   (2) In order for this subdivision to apply, both of the following
shall occur:
   (A) If the dealer is receiving the firearm from another dealer,
the dealer receiving the firearm shall present proof to the dealer
delivering the firearm that he or she is licensed pursuant to Section
12071 by complying with paragraph (1) of subdivision (f) of Section
12072.
   (B) Whether the dealer is delivering, selling, or transferring the
firearm to himself or herself or to another dealer, on the date that
the application to purchase is completed, the dealer delivering the
firearm shall forward by prepaid mail to the Department of Justice a
report of the same and the type of information concerning the
purchaser or transferee as is indicated in subdivision (b) of Section
12077. Where the electronic or telephonic transfer of applicant
information is used, on the date that the application to purchase is
completed, the dealer delivering the firearm shall transmit an
electronic or telephonic report of the same and the type of
information concerning the purchaser or transferee as is indicated in
subdivision (b) of Section 12077.
   (o) Section 12071 and subdivisions (c), (d), and paragraph (1) of
subdivision (f) of Section 12072 shall not apply to the delivery,
sale, or transfer of firearms regulated pursuant to Section 12020,
Chapter 2 (commencing with Section 12200), or Chapter 2.3 (commencing
with Section 12275), if the delivery, sale, or transfer is conducted
in accordance with the applicable provisions of Section 12020,
Chapter 2 (commencing with Section 12200), or Chapter 2.3 (commencing
with Section 12275).
   (p) (1) Paragraph (3) of subdivision (a) and subdivision (d) of
Section 12072 shall not apply to the loan of a firearm that is not a
handgun to a minor, with the express permission of the parent or
legal guardian of the minor, if the loan does not exceed 30 days in
duration and is for a lawful purpose.
   (2) Paragraph (3) of subdivision (a) of Section 12072, subdivision
(d) of Section 12072, and subdivision (b) of Section 12801 shall not
apply to the loan of a handgun to a minor by a person who is not the
parent or legal guardian of the minor if all of the following
circumstances exist:
   (A) The minor has the written consent of his or her parent or
legal guardian that is presented at the time of, or prior to the time
of, the loan, or is accompanied by his or her parent or legal
guardian at the time the loan is made.
   (B) The minor is being loaned the firearm for the purpose of
engaging in a lawful, recreational sport, including, but not limited
to, competitive shooting, or agricultural, ranching, or hunting
activity, or a motion picture, television, or video production, or
entertainment or theatrical event, the nature of which involves the
use of a firearm.
   (C) The duration of the loan does not exceed the amount of time
that is reasonably necessary to engage in the lawful, recreational
sport, including, but not limited to, competitive shooting, or
agricultural, ranching, or hunting activity, or a motion picture,
television, or video production, or entertainment or theatrical
event, the nature of which involves the use of a firearm.
   (D) The duration of the loan does not, in any event, exceed 10
days.
   (3) Paragraph (3) of subdivision (a), and subdivision (d), of
Section 12072, and subdivision (b) of Section 12801 shall not apply
to the loan of a handgun to a minor by his or her parent or legal
guardian if both of the following circumstances exist:
   (A) The minor is being loaned the firearm for the purposes of
engaging in a lawful, recreational sport, including, but not limited
to, competitive shooting, or agricultural, ranching, or hunting
activity, or a motion picture, television, or video production, or
entertainment or theatrical event, the nature of which involves the
use of a firearm.
   (B) The duration of the loan does not exceed the amount of time
that is reasonably necessary to engage in the lawful, recreational
sport, including, but not limited to, competitive shooting, or
agricultural, ranching, or hunting activity, or a motion picture,
television, or video production, or entertainment or theatrical
event, the nature of which involves the use of a firearm.
   (4) Paragraph (3) of subdivision (a), and subdivision (d), of
Section 12072 shall not apply to the transfer or loan of a firearm
that is not a handgun to a minor by his or her parent or legal
guardian.
   (5) Paragraph (3) of subdivision (a), and subdivision (d), of
Section 12072 shall not apply to the transfer or loan of a firearm
that is not a handgun to a minor by his or her grandparent who is not
the legal guardian of the minor if the transfer is done with the
express permission of the parent or legal guardian of the minor.
   (6) Subparagraph (A) of paragraph (3) of subdivision (a) of
Section 12072 shall not apply to the sale of a handgun if both of the
following requirements are satisfied:
   (A) The sale is to a person who is at least 18 years of age.
   (B) The firearm is an antique firearm as defined in paragraph (16)
of subsection (a) of Section 921 of Title 18 of the United States
Code.
   (q) Subdivision (d) of Section 12072 shall not apply to the loan
of a firearm that is not a handgun to a licensed hunter for use by
that licensed hunter for a period of time not to exceed the duration
of the hunting season for which that firearm is to be used.
   (r) The waiting period described in Section 12071 or 12072 shall
not apply to the delivery, sale, or transfer of a firearm to the
holder of a special weapons permit issued by the Department of
Justice issued pursuant to Section 12095, 12230, 12250, or 12305. On
the date that the application to purchase is completed, the dealer
delivering the firearm shall transmit to the Department of Justice an
electronic or telephonic report of the same as is indicated in
subdivision (b) or (c) of Section 12077.
   (s) (1) Subdivision (d) of Section 12072 and subdivision (b) of
Section 12801 shall not apply to the infrequent loan of an unloaded
firearm by a person who is neither a dealer as defined in Section
12071 nor a federal firearms licensee pursuant to Chapter 44 of Title
18 of the United States Code, to a person 18 years of age or older
for use solely as a prop in a motion picture, television, video,
theatrical, or other entertainment production or event.
   (2) Subdivision (d), and paragraph (1) of subdivision (f), of
Section 12072, and subdivision (b) of Section 12801 shall not apply
to the loan of an unloaded firearm by a person who is not a dealer as
defined in Section 12071 but who is a federal firearms licensee
pursuant to Chapter 44 of Title 18 of the United States Code, to a
person who possesses a valid entertainment firearms permit issued
pursuant to Section 12081, for use solely as a prop in a motion
picture, television, video, theatrical, or other entertainment
production or event. The person loaning the firearm pursuant to this
paragraph shall retain a photocopy of the entertainment firearms
permit as proof of compliance with this requirement.
   (3) Subdivision (b) of Section 12071, subdivision (c) of, and
paragraph (1) of subdivision (f) of, Section 12072, and subdivision
(b) of Section 12801 shall not apply to the loan of an unloaded
firearm by a dealer as defined in Section 12071, to a person who
possesses a valid entertainment firearms permit issued pursuant to
Section 12081, for use solely as a prop in a motion picture,
television, video, theatrical, or other entertainment production or
event. The dealer shall retain a photocopy of the entertainment
firearms permit as proof of compliance with this requirement.
   (4) Subdivision (b) of Section 12071, subdivision (c) and
paragraph (1) of subdivision (f) of Section 12072, and subdivision
(b) of Section 12801 shall not apply to the loan of an unloaded
firearm to a consultant-evaluator by a person licensed pursuant to
Section 12071 if the loan does not exceed 45 days from the date of
delivery. At the time of the loan, the consultant-evaluator shall
provide the following information, which the dealer shall retain for
two years:
   (A) A photocopy of a valid, current, government-issued
identification to determine the consultant-evaluator's identity,
including, but not limited to, a California driver's license,
identification card, or passport.
   (B) A photocopy of the consultant-evaluator's valid, current
certificate of eligibility.
   (C) A letter from the person licensed as an importer,
manufacturer, or dealer pursuant to Chapter 44 (commencing with
Section 921) of Title 18 of the United States Code, with whom the
consultant-evaluator has a bona fide business relationship. The
letter shall detail the bona fide business purposes for which the
firearm is being loaned and confirm that the consultant-evaluator is
being loaned the firearm as part of a bona fide business
relationship.
   (D) The signature of the consultant-evaluator on a form indicating
the date the firearm is loaned and the last day the firearm may be
returned.
   (t) (1) The waiting period described in Section 12071 or 12072
shall not apply to the sale, delivery, loan, or transfer of a firearm
that is a curio or relic, as defined in Section 478.11 of Title 27
of the Code of Federal Regulations, or its successor, by a dealer to
a person who is licensed as a collector pursuant to Chapter 44
(commencing with Section 921) of Title 18 of the United States Code
and the regulations issued pursuant thereto who has a current
certificate of eligibility issued to him or her by the Department of
Justice pursuant to Section 12071. On the date that the delivery,
sale, or transfer is made, the dealer delivering the firearm shall
transmit to the Department of Justice an electronic or telephonic
report of the transaction as is indicated in subdivision (b) or (c)
of Section 12077.
   (2) Subdivision (d) and paragraph (1) of subdivision (f) of
Section 12072 shall not apply to the infrequent sale, loan, or
transfer of a firearm that is not a handgun, which is a curio or
relic manufactured at least 50 years prior to the current date, but
not including replicas thereof, as defined in Section 478.11 of Title
27 of the Code of Federal Regulations, or its successor.
   (u) As used in this section:
   (1) "Infrequent" has the same meaning as in paragraph (1) of
subdivision (c) of Section 12070.
   (2) "A person taking title or possession of firearms by operation
of law" includes, but is not limited to, any of the following
instances wherein an individual receives title to, or possession of,
firearms:
   (A) The executor or administrator of an estate if the estate
includes firearms.
   (B) A secured creditor or an agent or employee thereof when the
firearms are possessed as collateral for, or as a result of, a
default under a security agreement under the Commercial Code.
   (C) A levying officer, as defined in Section 481.140, 511.060, or
680.260 of the Code of Civil Procedure.
   (D) A receiver performing his or her functions as a receiver if
the receivership estate includes firearms.
   (E) A trustee in bankruptcy performing his or her duties if the
bankruptcy estate includes firearms.
   (F) An assignee for the benefit of creditors performing his or her
functions as an assignee, if the assignment includes firearms.
   (G) A transmutation of property consisting of firearms pursuant to
Section 850 of the Family Code.
   (H) Firearms passing to a surviving spouse pursuant to Chapter 1
(commencing with Section 13500) of Part 2 of Division 8 of the
Probate Code.
   (I) Firearms received by the family of a police officer or deputy
sheriff from a local agency pursuant to Section 50081 of the
Government Code.
   (J) The transfer of a firearm by a law enforcement agency to the
person who found the firearm where the delivery is to the person as
the finder of the firearm pursuant to Article 1 (commencing with
Section 2080) of Chapter 4 of Division 3 of the Civil Code.
  SEC. 4.  Section 12132 of the Penal Code is amended to read:
   12132.  This chapter shall not apply to any of the following:
   (a) The sale, loan, or transfer of any firearm pursuant to Section
12082 in order to comply with subdivision (d) of Section 12072.
   (b) The sale, loan, or transfer of any firearm that is exempt from
the provisions of subdivision (d) of Section 12072 pursuant to any
applicable exemption contained in Section 12078, if the sale, loan,
or transfer complies with the requirements of that applicable
exemption to subdivision (d) of Section 12072.
   (c) The sale, loan, or transfer of any firearm as described in
paragraph (3) of subdivision (b) of Section 12125.
   (d) The delivery of a pistol, revolver, or other firearm capable
of being concealed upon the person to a person licensed pursuant to
Section 12071 for the purposes of the service or repair of that
firearm.
   (e) The return of a pistol, revolver, or other firearm capable of
being concealed upon the person by a person licensed pursuant to
Section 12071 to its owner where that firearm was initially delivered
in the circumstances set forth in subdivisions (a), (d), (f) or (j).

   (f) The delivery of a pistol, revolver, or other firearm capable
of being concealed upon the person to a person licensed pursuant to
Section 12071 for the purpose of a consignment sale or as collateral
for a pawnbroker loan.
   (g) The sale, loan, or transfer of any pistol, revolver, or other
firearm capable of being concealed upon the person listed as a curio
or relic, as defined in Section 178.11 of the Code of Federal
Regulations.
   (h) (1) The Legislature finds a significant public purpose in
exempting pistols that are designed expressly for use in Olympic
target shooting events. Therefore, those pistols that are sanctioned
by the International Olympic Committee and by USA Shooting, the
national governing body for international shooting competition in the
United States, and that are used for Olympic target shooting
purposes at the time that the act adding this subdivision is enacted,
and that fall within the definition of "unsafe handgun" pursuant to
paragraph (3) of subdivision (b) of Section 12126 shall be exempt, as
provided in paragraphs (2) and (3).
   (2) This chapter shall not apply to any of the following pistols,
because they are consistent with the significant public purpose
expressed in paragraph (1):
MANUFACTURER       MODEL             CALIBER
ANSCHUTZ           FP                .22LR
BENELLI            MP90              .22LR
BENELLI            MP90              .32 S&W LONG
BENELLI            MP95              .22LR
BENELLI            MP95              .32 S&W LONG
DRULOV             FP                .22LR
GREEN              ELECTROARM        .22LR
HAMMERLI           100               .22LR
HAMMERLI           101               .22LR
HAMMERLI           102               .22LR
HAMMERLI           162               .22LR
HAMMERLI           280               .22LR
HAMMERLI           280               .32 S&W LONG
HAMMERLI           FP10              .22LR
HAMMERLI           MP33              .22LR
HAMMERLI           SP20              .22LR
HAMMERLI           SP20              .32 S&W LONG
MORINI             CM102E            .22LR
MORINI             22M               .22LR
MORINI             32M               .32 S&W LONG
MORINI             CM80              .22LR
PARDINI            GP                .22 SHORT
PARDINI            GPO               .22 SHORT
PARDINI            GP-SCHUMANN       .22 SHORT
PARDINI            HP                .32 S&W LONG
PARDINI            K22               .22LR
PARDINI            MP                .32 S&W LONG
PARDINI            PGP75             .22LR
PARDINI            SP                .22LR
PARDINI            SPE               .22LR
SAKO               FINMASTER         .22LR
STEYR              FP                .22LR
VOSTOK             IZH NO. 1         .22LR
VOSTOK             MU55              .22LR
VOSTOK             TOZ35             .22LR
WALTHER            FP                .22LR
WALTHER            GSP               .22LR
WALTHER            GSP               .32
                                      S&W LONG
WALTHER            OSP               .22 SHORT
WALTHER            OSP-2000          .22 SHORT


   (3) The department shall create a program that is consistent with
the purpose stated in paragraph (1) to exempt new models of
competitive firearms from this chapter. The exempt competitive
firearms may be based on recommendations by USA Shooting consistent
with the regulations contained in the USA Shooting Official Rules or
may be based on the recommendation or rules of any other organization
that the department deems relevant.
   (i) The sale, loan, or transfer of any semiautomatic pistol that
is to be used solely as a prop during the course of a motion picture,
television, or video production by an authorized participant therein
in the course of making that production or event or by an authorized
employee or agent of the entity producing that production or event.
   (j) The delivery of a pistol, revolver, or other firearm capable
of being concealed upon the person to a person licensed pursuant to
Section 12071 where the firearm is being loaned by the licensee to a
consultant-evaluator.
   (k) The delivery of a pistol, revolver, or other firearm capable
of being concealed upon the person by a person licensed pursuant to
Section 12071 where the firearm is being loaned by the licensee to a
consultant-evaluator.
   (l) The return of a pistol, revolver, or other firearm capable of
being concealed upon the person to a person licensed pursuant to
Section 12071 where it was initially delivered pursuant to
subdivision (k).
  SEC. 5.  It is the intent of the Legislature that the Department of
Justice follow the guidelines set forth by the Bureau of Alcohol,
Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives as set forth in United States
Department of the Treasury Revenue Rule 69-248 and the Bureau of
Alcohol, Tobacco, and Firearms Industry Circular 72-23, in
determining who is a consultant-evaluator for purposes of subdivision
(s) of Section 12001 of the Penal Code.